As you’ll most likely know, one of our favourite pastimes in Britain is overreacting to even the faintest glimpse of sunshine. Within seconds of first sighting: the trousers come off, the shorts go on, the barbecues go up in flames and the sausages go burnt. Ah summer.
We’re guessing that this classic British disproportionate response to summer played at least a small part in Alexandra Palace’s decision to bring back the 100m long waterslide to its Summer Festival. Well, that and the fact that it went down a treat last year.
While the thought of an outdoor waterslide right now seems, at best, bold, during the festival on the 23rd July, the weather is likely to have perked up a little. Hopefully.
As well as recklessly long waterslides, the free summer festival will boast a range of activities and attractions including an outdoor cinema, a funfair, and of course, 3 stages of live music from a diverse array of artists, such as London Afro-beat Collective and The Green Rock River Band,
Street food and craft beer vendors will also adorn the grounds of Alexandra Palace, as well a silent disco and an ice-skating rink. Ice-skating in the summer? These guys have no chill.
Desperate to cram in as much as they could, the festival will also include a Prom in the Palace, featuring light summer music played on the palace’s 140-year old organ. If that’s not your scene (we’re not really expecting it to be), head outside to hear some of London’s best music with busking acts curated by Buskberry Grove, street music-connoisseurs.
While entry to the festival, and many of the activities, is free, the 100m waterslide will cost £8 per ride, and other attractions will be individually priced.